05 Mar '12, 10pm

Campbell's Says It's Heading BPA-Free

Campbell's Says It's Heading BPA-Free

Dennis Goedegebuure /CC BY-ND 2.0 It's the most iconic American soup - Campbell's Tomato. It's also a product very difficult to put in a can without a liner using Bisphenol A (BPA), as the acidity of tomatoes is extraordinarily good at breaking down packaging. Yet Campbell's Soup Company, under pressure from parental and health advocacy groups, announced it will begin to phase-out liners that use BPA, though no exact timeline was given. Campbell's has been under increased consumer scrutiny since levels of BPA were noted in soups marketed specifically to children . A study last year found families that stopped eating canned and packaged foods showed a marked drop in the BPA levels in their bodies after just a few days. Last month at a Campbell's shareholder meeting Campbell's CFO Craig Owens reported that the shift to BPA-free cans had already begun, reports the Healthy Chi...

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